The Gingrich campaign is going a second round with the White House over press secretary Jay Carney’s remark that any politician who was promising cheap gas was “lying.”

“The idea of this administration, which has brought us a failed stimulus, boondoggles like Solyndra, $5 gasoline and record budget deficits, lecturing anyone on economics, would be funny if their utter incompetence weren’t so painful for the American people,” Gingrich spokesman Joe DeSantis said in a statement.

“It is clear that Newt Gingrich is in the President’s head. Newt’s bold plan to maximize American energy production has the White House rattled because it exposes just how dramatically out of sync the president’s hard-left energy policies are with the the vast majority of the American people. $2.50 gasoline is achievable and drilling here, drilling now so we can pay less and be independent of Middle East oil is just common sense,” DeSantis said.

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